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Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

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Phone: (979) 458-4172

Mailstop: 4467

Department: VTPB

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  • Ph.D. Veterinary Pathology, Texas A&M University 2011
  • M.S. Veterinary Pathology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil 2006
  • D.V.M. , Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil 2004


  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists 2009

Scholarly Interests

I have broad experience in Veterinary Pathology pursuing macroscopic evaluation, histological examination and immunohistochemistry in tissues from different animal species, including small animals, large animals, laboratory animals, and exotic species. My particular area of interest is in Dermatopathology, providing diagnostic service, and working closely with our dermatologists, and with the dermatologists and clinicians from private clinics throughout the country that submit samples to our Dermatopathology Specialty Service. I provide diagnostic service and consultation to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at TAMU, and support collaborative research studies. My research focuses on investigating how the skin microbiome in animals could play a role/contribute to development of skin lesions. Our research group has shown that the skin in dogs and cats is colonized by diverse and rich microbial communities, and that healthy dogs have a more diverse skin microbiome when compared to allergic dogs.


The skin microbiome in healthy and allergic dogs.
Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Patterson AP, Diesel A, Lawhon SD, Ly HJ, Stephenson CE, Mansell J, Steiner JM, Dowd SE, Olivry T, Suchodolski JS.
PLoS One. 2014 Jan; 9(1):e83197.
PMID: 24421875 [PubMed - in process]
Consequences of perinatal bisphenol A exposure in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.
Brinkmeyer-Langford C, Rodrigues A, Kochan KJ, Haney R, Rassu F, Steelman AJ, Young C, Riggs P, Storts R, Meagher MW, Welsh CJ.
Autoimmunity. 2014 Feb; 47(1):57-66.
PMID: 24191696 [PubMed - in process]
The effect of aflatoxin-B1 on red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and assessment of dietary supplementation of NovaSil for the prevention of aflatoxicosis.
Zychowski KE, Hoffmann AR, Ly HJ, Pohlenz C, Buentello A, Romoser A, Gatlin DM, Phillips TD.
Toxins (Basel). 2013 Sep; 5(9):1555-73.
PMID: 24064717 [PubMed - in process]
Ovine fetal immune response to Cache Valley virus infection.
Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Dorniak P, Filant J, Dunlap KA, Bazer FW, de la Concha-Bermejillo A, Welsh CJ, Varner P, Edwards JF.
J Virol. 2013 May; 87(10):5586-92.
PMID: 23468505 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
In utero infection of a calf by Saksenaea erythrospora resulting in neonatal abomasitis and dermatitis.
Lawhon SD, Corapi WV, Hoffmann AR, Libal MC, Alvarez E, Guarro J, Wickes BL, Fu J, Thompson EH, Sutton DA.
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2012 Sep; 24(5):990-3.
PMID: 22786975 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Cutaneous toxoplasmosis in two dogs.
Hoffmann AR, Cadieu J, Kiupel M, Lim A, Bolin SR, Mansell J.
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2012 May; 24(3):636-40.
PMID: 22529142 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Identification of the target cells and sequence of infection during experimental infection of ovine fetuses with Cache Valley virus.
Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Welsh CJ, Wilcox Varner P, de la Concha-Bermejillo A, Marchand Ball J, Ambrus A, Edwards JF.
J Virol. 2012 May; 86(9):4793-800.
PMID: 22379096 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Natural Heterobilharzia americana infection in horses in Texas.
Corapi WV, Snowden KF, Rodrigues A, Porter BF, Buote MA, Birch SM, Jackson ND, Eden KB, Whitley DB, Mansell J, Edwards JF, Hardy J, Chaffin MK.
Vet Pathol. 2012 May; 49(3):552-6.
PMID: 22273574 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Mucinous Adenocarcinoma and T-Cell Lymphoma in the Small Intestine of 2 Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs (Sus scrofa).
Corapi WV, Rodrigues A, Lawhorn DB.
Vet Pathol. 2011 Sep; 48(5):1004-7.
PMID: 20974872 [PubMed - in process]
Multicentric squamous cell carcinoma in situ associated with papillomavirus in a ferret.
Rodrigues A, Gates L, Payne HR, Kiupel M, Mansell J.
Vet Pathol. 2010 Sep; 47(5):964-8.
PMID: 20466863 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Neuropathology of naturally occurring Trypanosoma evansi infection of horses.
Rodrigues A, Fighera RA, Souza TM, Schild AL, Barros CS.
Vet Pathol. 2009 Mar; 46(2):251-8.
PMID: 19261636 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
OSP-Immunofluorescent remyelinating oligodendrocytes in the brainstem of toxically-demyelinated Wistar rats.
Sallis ES, Mazzanti CM, Mazzanti A, Pereira LA, Arroteia KF, Fustigatto R, Pelizzari C, Rodrigues A, Graça DL.
Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2006 Jun; 64(2A):240-4.
PMID: 16791363 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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